The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Lessons From 50 Years of Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | August 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe we are nearing the middle of August, and around here schools are starting back in the next week or so. When our kids started back to school, that always increased the busyness of our family, and when the busyness of our family increased, time for Dennis and me to focus on […]

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50 Lessons From 50 Years of Marriage: Learning About God’s Blueprints for Marriage

By Dennis and Barbara Rainey | August 8, 2022 | 3 Comments

Fifty years ago when I (Dennis) married Barbara Ann Peterson I was a rookie, repeatedly failing to appreciate the dignity of the gifted woman, friend, partner, lover, and confidante God had brought me. Honestly, I barely even knew her. Looking back, we both realize we had no idea what we were doing. We thought we […]

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Are You Afraid to Pray Big Prayers? Nothing Is Impossible for God

By Barbara Rainey | May 23, 2022 | 4 Comments

Can you imagine what it was like for Mary, an adolescent engaged to Joseph, to be greeted by the angel Gabriel? And then, to be told she would conceive a child who would be the Son of God? She had to be stunned, in shock. I’m surprised she was even able to ask Gabriel, “How […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Praying Together as Husband and Wife

By Barbara Rainey | May 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Do you and your spouse pray together? As awkward as you feel it may be, that is the one thing I can say changed mine and Dennis’ marriage for the better. I know this time of year tends to be very hectic for most families, so as summer approaches, hopefully your schedule is going to […]

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9 Questions to Help You Take an Honest Look at Your Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | February 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Does evaluating your marriage sound a little scary? Don’t be afraid to read this. Here’s why. Most of us regularly do maintenance of our cars and our homes. We take performance appraisals at work. Our kids are graded at school. But do we give our marriages even half this much focus? Your first thought is […]

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